Evolution and Eugenics in American Literature and Culture, 1880-1940: Essays on Ideological Conflict and Complicity

Evolution and Eugenics in American Literature and Culture, 1880-1940: Essays on Ideological Conflict and Complicity

Evolution and Eugenics in American Literature and Culture, 1880-1940: Essays on Ideological Conflict and Complicity

Evolution and Eugenics in American Literature and Culture, 1880-1940: Essays on Ideological Conflict and Complicity

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American scholars of literature explore how US fiction represented and used ideas promulgated by Charles Darwin in 1859, and the subsequent movement to improve the human race through selective breeding. Among the authors they consider are William Dean Howell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, William Faulkner, Mary Austin, and Erskine Caldwell. Distributed in the US by Associated University Presses. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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